The multidisciplinary psychosocial cancer research group (MOPSY) was formed in 2011 when a funding application was submitted for a project titled QPro: Psychosocial dimensions of treatment and care-decisions of localized prostate cancer. The project was led by Professor Teuvo Tammela (University of Tampere) and with the application we secured funding from the Pirkanmaa Cancer Association for 2012-2014. From that point onwards, the research group has expanded both in terms of members and areas of research. The group takes a multidisciplinary and multimethod approach as it studies the impact of cancer on people’s lives; the ways in which patients attempt to cope with treatment side-effects; and how they manage the uncertainties caused by the illness. The group consists of researchers from different disciplines, including public health, medicine, gender studies, social work, health sociology, nursing sciences, health policy and social gerontology.
If you want to know more about our research, the group member’s contact details can be found below and a full list of our publications can be found here.
MOPSY’s ongoing research projects:
- QPro3: Life-satisfaction after prostate cancer treatments: a follow-up study with interview and survey data (2017-2020)
For more information, contact the project coordinator(s): Anna-Maija Talvitie or Laura Lahti
- Public health services and voluntary sector organisations as the providers of psychosocial support for cancer patients (2018-2020)
For more information, contact the project coordinator(s): Eeva Harju or Marjaana Jones
Ilkka Pietilä, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanna Ojala, PhD, email@example.com
Teuvo Tammela, Professor and Chief of Urology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eeva Harju, PhD, email@example.com
Suvi Holmberg, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marjaana Jones, PhD, email@example.com
Anna-Maija Talvitie, M.H.Sc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Lahti, M.H.Sc., email@example.com
Lahti works as a researcher on the QPro3 project and is responsible for the project’s questionnaire data collection. She collaborates closely with Tampere University Hospital. Lahti is a nurse by profession and holds a Master’s degree in health sciences. In 2021 Lahti has also began her own PhD studies and her research will focus on gender specific cancers.
Annastiina Hakulinen, M.H.Sc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Raisa Jurva, M.Soc.Sc, email@example.com